The Cars

heartbeatcity11Visiting the Heartbeat City: The Cars Magnum Opus
By Richard Foreman

If the iconic imagery of a ’74 Plymouth Duster and Rosie the Riveter’s spunky, gear-head little sister didn’t reel you in back in ’84, then chances are, you overlooked the finest album the 1980′s had to offer. Rick Ocasek and the band said “Hello Again”, but after losing ground with Panorama and having to go into overdrive with Shake It Up, The Cars crowning achievement became a musical phantom of the radio.

The Electric Prunes / Strangers in a Strange Land

The Electric Prunes, Strangers in a Strange Land with DJ, Cyril Jordan
The Chapel
San Francisco, California
January 12, 2017
By Victoria Joyce
Photography by Greg Gutbezhal

Our first rock and roll show of the New Year took us to The Chapel in The Mission in the beloved and bedraggled San Francisco.  Freezing cold rain and downed trees was no obstacle. Annoying, but not an obstacle.

The Chapel is a gothic and groovy live-music club on Valencia Street in the heart of the way-to-trendy Mission District that bravely features a rainbow of diverse musical artists, local and global. Eighty-something music master and father to Sheila E – Pete Escovedo will be there next week. Also SF’s famous and funny Sketchfest has a weekend’s worth of comedy showcases booked. It’s a very happening place. The Chapel is exactly that, a rehabilitated mini-cathedral with a mighty, mighty divine presence.

The 50 Kaitenz

The 50 Kaitenz
Rock’n Roll Is Not Dead!
By Thomaxe Goze

On November 20th & 23rd, Osaka’s very own Garage Rock superstars graced the stage of Piano’s in NYC to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their critically acclaimed debut album “50 Kaitenz no Gya!!”.

Lush

Lush
Fonda Theater
Hollywood
By Lucky
Photography by Alex Kinnan

My love affair with the band Lush steams back to the early nineties when I regularly haunted the Sunset Strip. I pretty much had free reign back in those days, bouncing from club to club as they all had an open door policy when it came to the Luckster. Being a DJ at The Rainbow Bar and Grill and a semi regular performing musician, I was entitled membership in the who’s who of Hollywood and thus just came and went as I chose.

Scumbag

Interview with Mars Roberge

By Christopher Duda

Photography by Amelia Burns

www.scumbag-movie.com

scum·bag

noun: scumbag; plural noun: scumbags

  1. a contemptible or objectionable person.

Scumbag is the first feature narrative by Toronto born/LA based director Mars Roberge (The Little House That Could). The story takes place circa 1990s, and is about a boy who gets a job, but realizes it is going to cost him his life. There’s also a great musical soundtrack, with tunes by OFF!, Cyclops 7666, The Midnight Six, Tulips for Tina, En Esch, Red Road Warriors, D.H. Peligro, Slick Idiot, Neon Music, DJ Keoki, and many others.

Two Saints

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RETURN OF THE SUN
By Thomaxe

Boston Underground Rock Gods are back with a brand new 7 tracks EP, and -if you don’t already have it- I am giving you whatever time it will take for you to read these lines to open up a second window and place your order…